[OT] Mediocre Britain
lfredricks at proactive-intl.com
Sun Aug 28 14:12:16 EDT 2011
> doesn't frankly surprise me; after all "Being British" is all
> about dumbing down things to the lowest common denominator;
> education, over-regulation (after all, if 5% of the
> population are morons the government must screw up
> everybody's life by regulating things to protect the morons from
> themselves: maybe the morons should be told "you are morons,
> get off your fat, supplementary-benefit-fed bottoms and start
> getting your brains working).
I don't think the phenomenon is limited to the UK, sadly.
The base of the pillar is the family. Too many parents are anti-academic or
don't care enough to see that their kids have at least the same
opportunities that the parents had at the same age (or better, where it
should be). Fix the base, everything else becomes a lot easier.
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